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for their first debate on wednesday night. romney insiders say the debate is important for the republican nominee who has had a rough few weeks on the trail. two former candidates predict romney will do well. >> reporter: the clock is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much romney is practicing, practicing, practicing. i think people should expect romney to come
of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush looking at his watch. >> tell you what, 10,000 bet. >> reporter: and obama's comment to then-rival hillary clinto
the mopoints on board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just reporter: the presiden . aying in nevada to prepare weekend and is heading to mpairadotoday. ca watchs say all thre chalrtunity forepuicr the n er to hava me- changing moment. new jers governor chris christieto cbs's bob schieffer romney is pable of that. >> the whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: but romney's running mate paul ryan downplayed the debate. >> i don't think one event will make or break the campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> in california, 10% of parents exempt their children from the mandatory school vaccinations. yesterday, governor brown signed a new law making vaccine waivers tougher to get. but a last-minute change is giving parents a new out. >> reporter: at tri-valley pediatrics, this 10-month-old is getting a flu shot. his mother talked to the doctor before making her decision. >> we definitely rely on our pediatrician as an expert. we put our son's health in his hands. >>
are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to- head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prepared him with a series of, quote, zingers he can use tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully
stakes surrounding the first debate. >>> mitt romney rallied supporters at denver's air and space museum before retreating for the debate practice. >> i believe that the people of colorado, they will choose a better way for our country. that we cannot afford four more years that could last four years. >> reporter: wednesday night is the republican hopeful that will meet them on stage at the university of denver for their first debate. >> i'm calling them right now. >> reporter: the gop volunteers who had been working the phones said that there are still undecided voters that they could win over. >> a lot of people are waiting until the debate on wednesday. that will be a big thing for some people. >> reporter: and colorado is a battleground state that went for president obama in 2008. the republicans here say that they have already made about four times the phone calls as this time four years ago. a new washington post poll gives the president a comfortable 11-point lead when it comes to the swing states like colorado. >> i feel like he actually has a plan where romney, you know, i have
agreement that he's going to do well on wednesday night's debate in denver. romney is concentrating on mock debates and drills. he flies to colorado tomorrow. republicans and democrats agree that romney is ready to go up against president obama. >> he's been through at least 20 debates in the course of the poi mare and newt gingrich himself -- at least 20 debates in the course of the -- >> he goes to the suburb of henderson to prep for the debate. and he will arrive in denver on wednesday. >>> the candidates agreed to four debates in all and they're coming up quickly. you can see there's a debate almost every week. the first is on the third, there's another on the 15th and 22. let's take a look at the first debate that is going on in denver. that will be at the university of denver in colorado. domestic policy is the topic of this event. and let's look at the only vice presidential debate. there's a meeting in hofstra university in new york. that will be from undecided voters asking the candidates on different topics. the second will be in boca raton, florida. that will focus on libya. you
mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from the blue angels to the america's cup. the big event that could create a traffic nightmare for bay area drivers this week. >> the political and personal secrets of this man, arnold schwarzenegger. his revealing interview last night on 60 minutes. >> should have been one of the best days of their lives. the couple's heart break after $10,000 worth of wedding gifts were stolen. ,,,, vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again
but tonight's debate many the first lady will be in the audience when her husband squares off with mitt romney. a belated celebration will take this weekend. [ unintelligible ] >> i think flowers will be arriving tonight debate or no debate. 6:15. >> no more records. >> no i think the records are over. winds blowing at the coliseum this morning. how about we hoist an al west investigation flag up there later this afternoon and put it next to the wonderful state of california flag and the united states of america flag. i would like that, i bet would you too. all wishing for a bay bridge series, aren't we, without the quake. 6:15, live doppler, still searching for clouds, mist, drizzle, something to show a cooling trend, not this morning. temperatures just updated low to mid 70s antioch and fremont, everybody else 60s, until you go napa, santa rosa, half moon bay low to mid 50s. monterey bay clear and mid to upper 50s even inland. the heatwave breaks today record highs are over, clouds return tonight so does more comfortable sleeping conditions it will feel like fall this weekend. temperatures w
the countdown, the big debate why president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to lower expectations. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that bui
problems, as well. >>> the first debate between mitt romney and barack obama is one day away. both candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and to
the political debate. president obama and mitt romney will begin their debate debating the issues. pbs is moderating. >> facing off this first presidential debate is just beginning. this live picture. waiting for the challenger mitt romney who will face off against barack obama. we have team coverage. kron 4 news at 6:00 p.m. begins now. (male announer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> we have team coverage. and we are going to begin with catherine heenan. she has been on the >> showing the motorcade but the talking today it was handled by the circuits. romney. handled by the circuits. >> you know what, myou have five boys you have good arguments kills just go with that. , bill clinton was on after -- goal with that. just go with that. >> nobody could have finished this damage in this amount of for years. however his plan is better in the short term and long term. >>catherine: this is particularly good for the challenger that has the proverbial level playing field that with the incumbent. in any of and they suggest that the candidate will lay out a clear p
battleground states, so obviously a lot is riding on this debate for mitt romney. we go now to paul. >> reporter: frank, i tell you what, as you said, mitt romney is trailing in some polls. some polls have him tied. but a lot of people say it's romney's night to shine. this is the contra costa county republican party campaign office. people up there are sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear from the man, mitt romney, they say will be the next president of the united states. it's the first head-to-head debate between president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney. many people agree there are major differences between the two, who will battle it out for about 90 minutes on domestic issues, which is exactly what some people we spoke with say they want to hear. >> they're professionals. they're good at it. the information they have on hand and who do they speak to. you're singing to the choir on one hand, then going for the independents on the other. >> there's some specific plans i want to hear that people have, exactly how they plan to implement their change.
>>> romney's reform. as he prepares to debate domestic issues with president obama, mitt romney says he would allow some young illegal immigrants to stay in the u.s. >>> loose landings. two american airlines jets in three days are diverted after passenger seats come loose mid flight. >>> and striking abilities. there's more than meets the eye about this inspiring star of an online video. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorro
presidential debate. with weeks of preparation. president obama and candid it, mitt romney in denver. sandra has more. >>reporter: while organizers are putting the final touches on the debate stage the candidates are putting your final touches on the skills. the first showdown between barack obama and mitt romney will focus on domestic issues. with a heavy emphasis on the economy. something that we've heard a lot about on the campaign trail. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. and to keep social security for hard-working americans. >> do you want four more years with people struggling to find jobs? >> mitt romney told supporters that the debate is not about victory toward >> governor romney is perhaps the underdog but he is going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> on the other side the debate could have more pressure. >> i think the debate will be interesting in their quarter to back up their statements. they will be held accountable for more than they had to be held accou
no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both the president and republican nominee are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking a break at a denver chipotle with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to-head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prepa
romney are wrapping up some final campaigning in their doing last-minute debate preparation before they face off in denver from reporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way i think it could argue that mid has had a lot more recent experience. obviously also depends on was moderating. newt gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater he beat all of republicans said they think he's a terrific debater. >> is a game on both sides know you better, know your better. so the way it goes to lower the expectations going into the big debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has won 93 channel and digita one south 4.2. >> voter registration from in florida. the state's republic
is a terrific the better. mitt romney is preparing for the debates and carry play the role of standing for president obama in during the mock debate. i think people should expect romney is going to come in their prepared he is going to do very well because he has done very well in all of the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect major breakthroughs but that doesn't happen very often happen with reagan and mondale with reagan and carter, but frankly i cannot remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everyone's attention the candidates are well prepared and well scripted. >> on sunday president obama headed to las vegas for a campaign event. chris in a much lower for kron 4 news >>. a poll shows president obama has a 4 point lead over canada mitt romney. president obama, 44.6 percent of those voters say they favor wrongly so it is a pretty tight race. fifth frost in tune in on wednesday we will be airing the debate in its entirety or you can check out our comcast channel 193. >> the state's republican party hired a trustee to consultant to hit the streets. a f
for the gop nomination. romney always seemed to come ready to those debates with one or two-liner zingers. obvious you will, when there's only -- obviously when there's only two people here it will be only mitt romney and president obama. i would say one thing when it comes to expectations, we always talk up these debates and then they seem to be a borging -- boring muddle. i don't remember any good lines from considerry or mccain -- kerry or -- from kerry and mccain. >> this is divided up into six different sections, correct? >> yes. >> this first debate is all on domestic issue. the first three segments will all be on economic matters. then there will be one on health care, one on the role of government and then one on governing. so a number of different subjects are possible in there and i predict that jim lair will get raked over the coals depending upon what type of answers he gets and what type of questions are asked. >> what should we look for? will the candidates try to target certain voters since we're about five weeks away from the election? >> reporter: i try to ask a lot of q
staff confirms reports that they will spend three days in nevada preparing for the presidential debate. >> mitt romney face as uphill battle in westerlyville and he received a big boost from jack nicklaus. he called him a fellow champion in business and economics. he said as president he would strengthen america. >> i will strengthen america. and i will strengthen our values and homes and our economy to make sure this economy can ignite our capacity to put people to work and provide the resources we need to have the strongest military in the world. >> romney criticized obama's economic policies and the  interest payments alone on the national debt are higher than the budgets of several government agencies come pined. >>> at the u.n. general assembly, the president of iran lashed out to the powers. ahmadinejad address add room filled with especially thank you seats. mr. ahmadinejad accused western leaders of intimidation with a pledge not to test nuclear weapons. he criticized what he called a continued threat by the uncivillized zionist to taken action against iran. >> he wanties to
there for a second. >> reporter: last week romney hinting at his debate approach. >> he's trying to fool people in to thinking thing that's don't and that ends during the debate. >> reporter: for days both sides have been tamping down expectations. today on the sunday talk shows. >> he's prepared more than any other candidate in i think history, certainly recent history. >> sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, the comment. that doesn't happen often. >> reporter: on "meet the press," new jersey republican governor chris christie had another take. >> thursday morning the entire narrative of the race will change. >> in an interview, anne romney reveals the greatest concern if her husband becomes president. >> my biggest concern would be for the, his mental well being. i have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and leadership skills. >> reporter: today paul ryan admitted to campaign missteps including the 47% comment. >> we have had somis steps but at the end of the day the choice is really clear and we are giving people very clear choice. >> reporter: ryan was
romney are preparing for wednesday's presidential debate. president barack obama talked about it at a rally in las vegas. >> i want to have a serious discussing about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. was that people will be listening for and that's teeth bait you deserve. >> president barack obama will remain in nevada to prepare. chris chris trust -- chris christy said the president will do extraordinarily well. >> this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> one week from today, president barack obama will return to the bay area to raise some cash. the dinner will be followed by a concert and concert tickets start at $100 and go to $7,500 which give you premium seats and a photo opportunity. musical guests have not yet been announced. how is traffic so far, sal? >> it looks good, as a matter of fact we are doing well, no major problems and let's go out and take a look at that interstate 880, traffic looks nice with no major problems. also the commute looks good, it is a nice looking drive
, everyone. the first debate against president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. the exarch trail duties fell to their running mates. vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes, but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a different stage with the high st
are practicing for the first debate tomorrow night. the stage is being set at the university of denver, romney will need a stellar performance to turn the tide of polling that has him trailing the president in many of the nine battleground states expected to decide the elect. last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of tack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. what he does the president have to say? he says forward. i think forewarned is a better turn. >> as for president obama, he took a break from practice debate yesterday to visit workers at a nevada campaign office, making a few calls to voters. abc news will buy you live coverage starting at 6:00 right here. >>> if you are flying with spirit airlines you want to pay attention to a new rule. airlines says f you don't pay for your carry-on in advance you will have to pay $100, at the gate for each piece. spirit is one of the few carriers who charge for carry-ons if you tell the airline in advance it is between $20 to $35 a bag. airline says it is necessary to speed up boarding. if that were true why woul
for friday, but a big warmup is in store for the weekend. >>> mitt romney's camp is getting ready for next week's presidential debate. but they are not kidding themselves. a new memo shows that the gop party claims that it will not be shocked if president obama wins the first round. in a campaign memo, longtime romney advisory, beth meyers, outlines a series of reasons why the president is likely to emerge as the winner of the first debate. president obama is "widely regarded as one of the most talented communicators in modern history." the memo ends saying that the debuts will not decide the election. the first presidential debate will take place next wednesday in denver. you can watch it live on kron4's 24/7 bay area news channel on comcast channel 198 at 6:00 pm next week. >>> coming up, the director behind the anti-islam movie which fueled deadly protests is now behind bars. tomorrow marks the 20th year of critical mass. a tradition that has bikers taking over the streets of san francisco. >> later in this broadcast, the real referees return tonight in the nfl! oh, do we have maybe the
romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> paul ryan says he doesn't think that one event will make or break their campaign. the debate will be held at the university of denver where the candidates will focus on domestic policy. >>> meteorologist paul deanno, we could just stare at this picture all day long, the beautiful sunset on the hottest day of 2012 in san francisco. wait until you see what the forecast is for next monday. stick around. i'll show it to you. >>> and champagne on ice at the oakland coliseum. just don't pop the cork quite yet. a series between the a's and rangers, coming up. ,, dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a sm
. i am of the presidential debate with president obama and that romney is almost here. it will be taking place at the university of denver. president obama is and henderson and nevada practicing strategy for the debate. we're going to air you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. >> the supreme court is not going to hear a case that challenges the use of full body scanners at the airport. the supreme court refused hear an appeal that challenged the csa and their use of scanners. they are going to hear cases on a range of issues such as same-sex marriage, voting rights, and abortions. >> a second american airlines incident, there could be a possible issue with certain seats. the and 747 will be inspected but no injuries were reported from those seats. there'll be a $100 fee for people who need to check their carry-on luggage at the gate. the sea has been set high on purpose to discourage people from waiting till the last minute. checking the back in advance will caugh will c
.decisn 2012. thank you, j r. denver colorado preparations for the presidential debate. mitt romney and president obama are going to run the first of three showdowns. this will focus on domestic issues. political analyst, michael yaki,. what is the essentials content that each have to accomplish. >> the first thing is that should they be tell kidding before the presidential debate? [laughter] >> perhaps this is his make or break a moment with mitt romney. he needs to connect with the american people. stille knows that he still has a chance but he has a sound presidential and look presidential. he cannot be too aggressive but he has to be controlling and talk about leadership. and speak about the economy, jobs and when he talks about he could use the president's own words against him. he could be using this " over and over again. if i have not done this in three years it will be a one-term proposition. that is what he said and 20 of buying. >>pam: what is essential for president obama to talk about the issues? >> i think that he is going to be counter-punching and getting an idea of
. >>> romney and obama trying to l lower expectations ahead of the first presidential debate. >> he's a debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s.
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's lowering its forecast for world growth to 3% this year. two days before the first presidential debate a new poll by the "washington post" finds the race still very tight nationwide with president obama leading mitt romney by two points, 49% to 47%. but in two of the biggest swing states, the states that will decide the election, the president has a bigger lead. in florida, a quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" poll has the president ahead by nine points, 53% to 44%. in ohio he leads governor romney by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john, some republicans are complaining these polls aren't painting an accurate picture. do they have a case? >> reporter: well, they have a case when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. really what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the currents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too
the invasion of normandy took less preparation than romney putting into the debates. let's get real for a moment. who is the better debater really? >> they're both mediocre debaiters. barack obama didn't win debates, joe biden won. actual debates, harvard and yale coaches enjoy will be paul ryan and joe biden. they'll be better. romney is good in a group setting, hasn't done a lot of one on one. the president, john mccain wasn't the best debater either. >> i talked to nathan sproul, how much ground romney has to gain, could be as much as seven points, that's a lot to gain through a debate performance. two guys can be well prepared, one sitting president. >> he did against bush. >> it is not the debate, what is it for mitt romney in the last five weeks of the campaign to change it. >> i think he has to go big, has to have a couple of really big ideas that connect with the american people and where they are. the economy is slowly getting better. there are real doubts about the medicare plan paul ryan put in place, it is beginning to hurt them in battleground states. i don't think ther
performance in the first debate one week from today. the man who plays mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions, though, tried to lower expectations playing up the president's experience. >> he has been through a lot of those one-on-one debates with a republican. mitt has not, and you think about it, he hasn't had a real debate in ten years because these republican debates tend to be more like candidate forums. >> reporter: tuesday the chief candidates both made whirlwind visits to new york city. president obama aaddressed the u.n. general assembly addressing iran's efforts to build nuclear weapons. >> a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: those strong words didn't satisfy romney. >> we can look at the record the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: and both candidates tried to one up each other in praising bill clinton at the former president's global conference on global giving. romney joked about the clinton bounce in obama's polls after the democratic conve
joe tuman. i know you participated in a lot of these debates, coached people what would be your advice to mitt romney to give him the edge? >> reporter: it wouldn't be learn to do do zingers, people don't feel he is authentic. you can't teach people to do something that's unnatural. he has never been a mean- spirited person on the campaign, doesn't tell jokes well. trying to do those things would not be natural. his best chance tonight i think is to just be himself and try and connect with voters as a human being. he did that briefly in his convention speech. if did he that tonight i think people would give him credit for just being a real person. the president, on the other hand, just needs to continue do what he is doing with is low drama obama, low pressure. even if he hasn't won on points he would be perceived the winner because he would seem to be presidential and not off his game. >> reporter: there hasn't been a lot of talk about it, six segments on domestic policy, giving them more time. >> it's supposed to. it's supposed to be on domestic issues and hopefully it will be. i wil
:40. tomorrow's the big day the first debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney. the candidates will spend the day prepping, getting ready for tomorrow's big event in colorado the the president held no rallies today but did visit campaign offices in henderson, nevada. romney spoke to a crowd of supporters at an air and space museum in denver. of course, you can watch the debate right here on cbs 5, starts at 6:00. >> all right. >>> several grocery chains are pulling peanut butter products off their shelves due to concerns of salmonella contamination. the products are from the new mexico-based company sunland. the retailers recalling store brand peanut butter include safeway, target, whole foods and fresh & easy. the centers for disease control says 30 people in 19 states have become sick including two right here in california. the full list of the recalled products can be seen at cbssf.com, click on "links and numbers." >>> time now is 6:41. high-tech on the cheap. which cars won't break your budget? >> plus, another problem popping up for that new iphone 5. the
president obama campaigns in nevada tomorrow, romney will spend the weekend preparing for that debate. watch that debate live on k.t.v.u. channel 2 wednesday beginning at 6:00. >> there are more accusations of voter fraud in florida. the state says suspicious voter registration forms have turned up in at least 10 counties. the florida republican party says it blames the firm it hired. the g.o.p. national committee paid more than $3 million to the company strategic allied consulting for voter registration and get out the vote operations. but the republican party says it fired the firm after apparent phoney registration forms started to turn up. >>> it's 7:11, and thousands of convictions in jeopardy. what a crime lab chemist is accused of doing that has the justice system scrambling. >> and giants getting ready to play tonight, but will buster posey get into the game. food poisoning in san diego, and the curve ball that has the team watching it very closely. >> first we'll go outside. there is the mack maze in oakland. you can see things moving just fine in all directions of the freeway, as t
for republican presidential candidate mitt romney. several polls this morning show romney continuing to trail president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big wa
on wednesday. republican challenger mitt romney is spending the weekend cramming for the debate. political analysts say he needs a strong showing with recent polls showing him losing ground to the president in battleground states. >>> the university of denver is preparing to host that debate. it is going to focus on domestic policy and it will be mod rated by jim lehrer. two more presidential debates will be held on the 16th and 22. you can of course watch those debates live here on ktvu channel 2. coverage begins at 6:00. >>> while the election is on tuesday, november 6, some voters have already cast their ballots. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. iowa began last week. ohio starts tuesday. volunteers from the obama and romney camps are canvassing neighborhoods looking for early votes and it's an important strategy because it allows those parties to bank votes more than a month before election day. >>> congressional roles are forcing republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan to donate a gift he received out on the campaign trail. he attended a ba
industry anlits forecast gas prices will be at record levels for early october when president obama debates his republican challenger mitt romney next month. gas prices have remained stubbornly high even though crude oil has dropped 9% in the last two weeks. right now it is trading at 91 -- at $91. >>> let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you. a google executive arrested in brazil after youtube refused to take down two videos that criticized a mayoral candidate. if convicted, he could be jailed up to a year. under brazilian you will, slander, insults or defamation of political candidates during an election campaign is banned. >>> in case you didn't hear, the nfl referee lockout is over. tentative deal is for eight years. it runs through 2019. now, the regular refs will be back tonight when the cleveland browns play the ravens. >>> just hours ago, the police in san francisco took down an occupy -- occupy camp in downtown san francisco. christian staff ton is live with more -- christien kafton is live with more. >> reporter: you can see there is a ch
are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. after ohio the next face off will be the first presidential debate october 3rd. kira klapper, abc7 news. >>> 5:05. prosecutors say they will not file charges against the san jose police officer whose 3-year-old son accidentally killed himself with his father's gun in july. the boy found the gun in a nightstan drawer. the district attorney's office found no criminal on part of the officer. he did not low the boy was in his house at the time. -- not know the boy was in his house at the time. >> bart engineers say they think they've pinpointed the problem that caused a scare at civic center station. review says track side debris probably caused the flash of electricity and smoke that closed the station last sunday, 1,000 volt arch of electricity caused flash and smoke that filled the station. investigators say the spark was likely caused when a train hit debris, station evacuated two passengers complained of smoke inhalation. >>> little saigon controversy heating up over a plan to put u
there but you are cruising using i-280 this morning. >>> and now to the election and the first debate is almost here. it happens tomorrow night at the university of denver and the crews are there getting ready is now in henderson, nevada and mitt romney is spending most of day today in his prep at a hotel in denver. we are going to air the whole debate on our 24/7 news and weather channel. the debate is at 6:00 tomorrow night. >>> a pennsylvania judge is postponing the states tough new voter id law ordering that it not be enforced in the presidential election. it is just five weekens before the election and there is a possible appeal. it requires each vote tore show a valid id. >>> airplane seats coming lose on a second american airlines boeing 757. it happened on saturday and then again yesterday. american airlines said there is maybe an issue with certain model seats. the airline is going to look at other 757. but no injuries. >>> we'll be right back. hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters, here with my favorite new intern, jimmy. mmm! fresh! and it's been in the closet for
. >> during a break in prep romney went out to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. catch special coverage starting at 6:00 tonight on abc7, after the debate catch the middle at 8:00, neighbors 8:30, jeopardy 9:00. 9:30 we'll of fortune. katie at 10. breaking news as it happens on abc7 news at 11. >>> 5:38. several hot days in a row will this be the day that breaks the trend? >> i know we were expecting it. [ unintelligible ] >>> once the sea breeze comes back so does the cooling trend. record swings usually come in three-day increments today is day four that's why i think we are out of the record realm. not because it always happens that way because the forecast is playing out that way. right now everybody is clear, unlimited visibility wind out of the west at sfo, barely north wind at napa everybody else calm west wind key to the sea breeze starting to develop this morning, especially into the afternoon and evening. 50s and 60s by 7:00, sunny sky, warm quickly, 70s at the coast lunch, 80s bay, 90s inland clouds and cooling sea breeze hit the coa
that it has prompted grumbling among republicans who fought mitt romney. it is i was six votes could be pivotal for the race if it becomes close. >> the first presidential debate is coming up next week in denver colorado. we will air the debate in its entirety. you can tune to comcast channel 193. >> ninth column for one and police are swarming a neighborhood in west oakland we will tell you why in just a couple of minutes we are live from the scene. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hot spot that connects your wi-fi devices and can even save on your s
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